Modi-Shah did not know that a good proportion of Hindu Bengali of West Bengal would prefer to align with Muslim Bengali of Bangladesh than with Hindus of Bihar and UP.
Mamata Banerjee who has successfully led AITC since 1998, really needs an outsider like Prashant Kishor?
Prima Facie, it would look like any regional linguistic movement, like Shiv Sena's Marathi Maanoos (Person) and Marathi Asmita (Pride) movement, or Tamizh Pride that Dravidian Parties project. But if we scratch the surface we will observe that it is a very smartly devised separatist movement under the guise of linguistic regionalistic sub-nationalism.
How secularism got ingrained in Bengali psyche and how it is exploited to disturb communal harmony in India for political gain
The opposition and left don’t or, perhaps, do realize that their cheap and dangerous politics instigating religious violence is creating a fissure between Hindus and Muslims and it will not easily heal.
Monobina Gupta, Managing Editor of The Wire, has exclusively written a piece assessing the possibility of linguistic 'Bangla nationalism' the key driver leading to the creation of Bangladesh, as a counter to what she calls 'Hindi-Hindu nationalism'.
The fear of outsiders and how they can be used to stoke nativism among local population has been used time and again to hide failures of government.